About thirty-eight vessels illegally plying the waters in the territory of the Eastern Naval Command have been impounded by the Nigerian Navy in the last two years.
This disclosure was made by the outgoing Flag Officer Commanding the Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral David Adeniran made in a valedictory speech to mark his exit from service at the NNS Victory parade ground, Calabar.
Adeniran said the Command has also neutralized two hundred and eighty-one illegal refineries, arrested seven hundred and seven suspects and in addition, dismantled two hundred and twenty-five wooden boats.
The Outgoing FOC said the boats patrolling the creeks and shallow waters recorded over one hundred percent on the average rating, while the capital ship patrol recorded over eighty percent patrol on the high sea which is a major boost against sea pirates within the year under review.
He noted as well that the command participated in several joint military operations in synergy with other security agencies within the command’s area of jurisdiction.